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Such is the brief topic assigned to me for this essay. However, though the topic is brief, it is pregnant with meaning. For ‘’making friends” is a beautiful activity but also a very difficult art. To see this it is necessary that we have a correct conception of what constitutes a true friend. Who is our true friend? What characterizes him? First of all he resembles us. In a sense he is our equal. There is affinity between him and us. For, “Can two walk together except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3). And this affinity between us and our friend...

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It is already some three or four years ago since the last time an article appeared in our Standard Bearer under this heading. This may have caused some of you to wonder whether we still have churches in the West. Well, we surely do. Of course, they are not yet “quite” as large as our Fuller Ave. congregation, but nevertheless, I am glad to be able to say that, in general, they are still very much alive. Of this life and of some of the activities in our Western Churches, I have been asked to inform the readers of our...

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Such is the difficult though timely subject assigned to us for this article. We say, difficult, because it is a subject which, with all its related questions, has occasioned much contention in the past and concerning which there is much difference of opinion even today. And we add that it is timely, because our task as we see it is not merely to bring out the difference between games of skill and games of chance, but also to ascertain as to whether or not these games should have a place in our lives, and if so, to point out how...

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We have been hearing a great deal the last years of the sect known as Jehovah’s witnesses. In many parts of the country they have been jailed, or attacked by mobs and stoned out of town. They have been denounced as fifth columnists, fascists, saboteurs, and the like. Undoubtedly, most us, at one time or another, have met them. For it is quite a common experience to have them to come to your door, and to find them handing you a tract or a book with the slogan, “Millions now living will never die.” Sometimes they will park a sound-truck...

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In the life of the sincere child of God singing is a necessary engagement. The true child of God must sing. Not only because God demands such of him but also because it is the desire of his heart to do so. For the sincere Christian realizes that he has been saved by sovereign grace, and in the measure that he does, his heart must need’s express itself in singing of unfathomable wisdom and boundless love. He cannot help but sing. However also in his singing it is his calling and desire to do all to the glory of God....

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Freedom of religion. We hear those words almost every day. In fact, today both in the Church and in the world men speak of it almost daily. And no wonder, for it is one of the freedoms for which we are said to be fighting this war and for which we are paying a tremendous price. However, we may add immediately, if it happens to be true freedom of religion that is at stake, then we may well speak of it and fight for it, for true religion is a boon. Still the question cannot be suppressed: but is it...

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